Monday, January 10, 2011


Poverty and hunger used to be confined to rural areas, but the poverty level in Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Ibadan and Kaduna cries to high heavens. Graduate prostitutes are all over the metropolitan cities of Nigeria while common beggars are a familiar sight in every nook and corner of the country. But men and women who have got muscles and have acquired university education, and have been jobless for upwards of 10 years or more have decided to take laws into their own hands. They no longer can stomach the hunger that has flattened their stomachs. They are very hungry. They are angry. Very angry. And they have therefore resolved to inflict maximum anguish on the society.

What we have on our hands is class war in its crudest form. And it is just beginning. No society can consider itself safe if more than 90 percent of its population live in abject poverty while about 10 percent live in nauseating opulence. Unemployed graduates roaming the streets of Abuja and Lagos watch in helpless disbelief the way and manner politicians throw away raw cash at social functions. They are awed at the infuriating daily dose of ugly news of wanton theft in high places. They pass by the mansions of the noveau riche and ask themselves what offence they committed against God to merit the sorry fate allotted to them.

Nigerians are angry. Then youth of this country are up in arms. Any graduate of chemistry can produce the bomb. Any educated young man can access the process and procedure of making bombs on the Internet. We are sitting on a keg of gunpowder.

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